Dutch architecture firm Kumiki is working on a new paradigm for bio-based building.
Beyond their architectural practice; Kumiki is innovating many new building techniques that make it possible to live in the countryside while having a net-positive effect on the landscape: think using local, ecological materials; creating homes for wildlife within the building; and building in a modular, light-touch way.
Although they already had a strong ambition to design and build a model home that could showcase this new way of building; there were many open questions that kept them from confidently choosing a direction:
How can the initiative contribute to the transition to a more regenerative Dutch countryside? And how will their future context change exactly? How can they engage with other initiatives? Who should be their target audience? And what steps do they need to take to make their vision for bio-based building a reality?